Technically sound netminder with good lateral movement and positioning, even-keeled and poised and may have a future as a reliable NHL goaltender.
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July 2020 – Ingram has been named to the Nashville roster when the NHL resumes in August. Nicholas Kawka
July 2020 – Ingram played fantastic all season long and closed out a memorable year with a 1.92 GAA and 0.933 SV% in Milwaukee. What was a quiet off-season pick up in the summer of 2019 from Tampa Bay, Ingram is beginning to cement himself in the crease conversation for Nashville moving forward. Only 23, Ingram will likely see another season in the AHL when the league resumes, but with Pekka Rinne aging out, watch for Ingram to be the first goalie called up for the Predators. Nicholas Kawka
January 2020 – Ingram’s performance has earned him a spot in the 2020 AHL All-Star game. Nicholas Kawka
December 2019 – After a stellar campaign last season with Syracuse, Ingram is experiencing continued success in Milwaukee. The Admirals have been clipping along all season and Ingram has been a big part of things and sits in the top five in wins, goals against and save percentage. Ingram remains a legitimate goaltending prospect and the potential of an extended season into the playoffs can only help his development. Nicholas Kawka
July 2019 – Ingram showed well statistically in Syracuse with 0.922SV% late in the year and looked to be a staple in the Tampa Bay system. He was traded, however, prior to the Entry Draft to Nashville. While Ingram is still young for a developing goaltender at 22 years of age, the Predators have a deep pool of netminders in the system and Ingram may be penciled in as a piece in Milwaukee for some time. – Nicholas Kawka
April 2019 – From a pure statistics standpoint, the 2019 season was a good campaign for Connor Ingram as he improved his AHL save percentage to a .922 and his goals against average to a 2.26 as compared to his rookie pro season with Syracuse. Ingram was more of the same with what we’ve come to expect from him: sound technical ability with good discipline in his movement and positioning, however, there was a small hiccup in his season that came in the form of an ECHL demotion. The reasons for Ingram’s mysterious demotion are hazy, however, Ingram continued his good form in the ECHL with the Orlando Solar Bears and posted a 2.81 GAA and a .914 save percentage in 13 games played in the regular season, with a sparkling 1.72 GAA and .946 save percentage in three playoff games thus far. With Ingram’s ECHL demotion hopefully behind him, he still figures to be apart of Tampa Bay’s future in goal and should still be considered the Lightning’s top goalie prospect. Brandon Holmes
November 2018 – Ingram has gotten the call to join Tampa Bay. The sophomore goaltender is off to a solid start to his AHL season with a 2.52 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage to go along with an AHL-leading three shutouts. He has big game pedigree considering his previous roles with Canada’s World Junior Championship squad. If he continues his upwards trajectory and quickly translates to the NHL level, he could earn more starts during Vasilevskiy’s injury and could earn an extended stay in the future. Jordan Deshane
March 2018 – Ingram’s season thus far has been filled with turbulence, though, in a good way for the most part. The rookie AHL netminder has been part of a rotating tandem since day one, first splitting time with Michael Leighton, then backing up Louis Domingue, and now back to sharing the crease with yet another veteran, Eddie Pasquale. With Peter Budaj finally getting healthy, the Crunch, and more so, the Lightning could find themselves in a bit of a predicament with the amount of healthy goaltenders, but Ingram should be safe in Syracuse. As a rookie, he’s had a relatively consistent season and is showing positive progress. He’s the first person to admit that he’s nowhere near NHL ready, but he remains the top goaltending prospect for the Lightning going forward. Brayden Olafson.
December 2017 – The rookie Crunch netminder earned his first pro shutout in a 6-0 thwomping of the Belleville Senators on December 9th. The ex-Kamloops Blazer was suiting up for Team Canada at the World Junior Championshops a year ago, and is now playing in a time share with Louis Domingue. In a short term goalie shuffle, the rookie was demoted to the ECHL’s Adirondack Thunder and made three excellent starts to regain some confidence. Aside from the Senators shutout, Ingram’s numbers throughout the season have been sub-par. That being said, the Crunch haven’t been a defensively sound team in front of him or his fellow netminders. Ingram has failed to steal as many games for the Crunch as they might have hoped, but as a rookie AHL netminder, his development timeline has only just begun. Brayden Olafson
September 2017 – When Ingram joined the Syracuse Crunch for his amateur try-out last spring, he was anticipating sharing the crease with Mike McKenna – the Crunch have since parted ways with McKenna and brought in Michael Leighton who played most of his last season with the Charlotte Checkers. Ingram didn’t get any reps for the Lightning this preseason, aside from opening a few doors on the bench while Vasilevskiy faced 20 shots from the Predators. Ingram will likely receive sheltered starts with the Crunch, but for the time being he is the backup goalie of the future for the Lightning. Leighton will be there to guide him, and the Crunch will expect to be competitive so Ingram’s amount of starts will largely depend on his early-season performance. Brayden Olafson April 2017 – Ingram’s Kamloops Blazers were eliminated from the WHL playoffs this week by the Kelowna Rockets despite a grand effort from the prospect net-minder. Prior to the beginning of WHL playoffs, Ingram had been named a WHL Western Conference second-team all-star for the second year in a row. Rather than returning to Saskatchewan, Ingram will now join the Lightning’s AHL affiliate, Syracuse Crunch on an amateur tryout to round out the season. There he will get acquainted with veteran AHLer Mike McKenna, who Yzerman plans will share the crease with the youngster into next year. Brayden Olafson
January 2017 – After consistent performances over the past two and a half seasons in the WHL, Connor Ingram had an uncharacteristic tough run at the 2017 World Junior Championship for Team Canada. Both of Canada’s goaltenders looked shaky from the start of the tournament, but it was Ingram who earned the starters job midway through. Ingram played good enough to win but let in many goals that he would have wanted back – many attributed to poor rebound control. While his overall numbers weren’t bad (2.57 GAA & 0.833 SVS%), the game that will stick out in most people’s minds is the semi-finals against Sweden when he allowed two goals on three shots. Ingram has been good in the playoffs in the past for Kamloops but appeared to lose confidence as the tournament progressed. Ingram is good at a lot of things, but doesn’t necessarily excel in one area. He’s strong down low with great lateral movement but he’ll need to work on his overall conditioning. In the WHL, Ingram finds ways to win. The Tampa Bay brass will keep a close eye on his response returning from the World Juniors as he gears up for a big playoff run with a good Kamloops Blazers team. The verdict is still out on Ingram, but as it stands, I see his ceiling as a backup goaltender in the NHL. Kathryn Jean
June 2016 – The Tampa Bay Lightning took Ingram in the third round in 2016 and they received a rather small and slim goaltender. He can move well in the crease and find the shooting lanes well to get to the puck as fast as possible. His long legs can cover the posts from the splits. Comfortable pick at 88. Put up great numbers for a rather poor defensive team in Kamloops. Max Marko